The Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle
Table of Content of Postal Himal No. 89, 1st. Quarter 1997
- "Himalayan Views" by Leo Martin tells us about the new auction catalogue of NTPSC which has been send along with the bulletin. A very nice and high class offering indeed.
- David Feldman of Switzerland is offering the Nepal Collection of Mr. P. Gupta at his November, 18, 1997 Auction.
- A new catalogue has been published by Mr. Philip Boatright, titled "Tibet-Land of Snows".
- Leo is informing about the Home Page of NTPSC, thank you Leo.
- And, Leo tells us about the Linns Stamp news, Issue of March 24, 1997, where the "cover of the week" was a Tibetan one.
- Colin Hepper wrote a obituary about our Past President, Dr. Pierre Couvreur.
- In "Letters to the Editor", Mr. Franke write about recent acquisition by him and Mr. Dahnke of a large number of covers bearing the bogus registration handstamps as shown in Postal Himal #87. It is believed that these new forgeries are coming from Calcutta, India.
- Suspicious "Color Missings" errors of Nepal by Leo Martin and Bijoy Kumar Vora are discussed in a very detailed and illustrated article.
- In "Questions and Answers", Colin Hepper asked about an Earthquake Mail cover, True or False".
- Armand E. Singer write about "Rob Hall's Everest Expedition, May 1996".
- New issues from Nepal are shown in details as per Information received from D.R. Pandy, Office-in-Charge of the Nepal Philatelic Bureau in Katmandu.
- Surendra Lal Shresta has send in the Postal Rate Schedule for Nepal, effective since February 12, 1997.
- Armand E. Singer writes about the new book by Derrick Dawson, "Some Tibetan Seals Illustrated and described". If you are interested in Tibetan Seals, do not miss that book.
- And finally, Alan Warren writes about the Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle Meeting at Pacific 97.
Table of Content of Postal Himal No. 90, 2nd. Quarter 1997
- "Himalayan Views" by Leo Martin informs us about:
Nepal's 1995 (October 2) 50 R. stamp, Scott 579 has received the first prize in an international competition held by the Universal Postal Union (U.P.U.) in October 1997.
Some interesting news about the Melbourne World Stamp Exhibition "Australia 99"
Awards received by NTPSC members for their exhibits
and, a nice short story about a ship called "Himalaya".
- Sir Edmund Hillary is honored on a New Zealand $5 note. Armand Singers give some details about that bank note and Sir Edmund Hillary's life.
- The "Dalai Lama's visit to South Tyrol" by Wolfgang Hellrigl, a nice article indeed.
- Alan Warren brings the sad message that Diljit Sing Virk, the famous Philatelist and Philatelic writer, has passed away on July 21, 1997 at the age of 83.
- A postage due cover of Bhutan is described and illustrated by Leo Martyn.
- Armand Singer informs about a new Tibet find, two previously unrecorded postmaster seals from Pelti.
- A total of four pages covers new issues from Nepal
- Rainer Fuchs writes about the recent discovery of two covers bearing half sheets of the 1933 2/3 Trangka Proofs sheets.
- Prof. Dr. Boeck and Nepal Postal Stationary... a nice and detailed article by Dick van der Wateren showing two interesting Nepal Postal Cards.
- and finally, Armand Singer describes and shows a bogus Nepal sheet from the One Anna, third setting. Collectors be aware...
Table of Content of Postal Himal No. 91 & 92, 3rd. and 4th. Quarter 1997 (combined issue)
- This long awaited bulletin has finally been published but it was worth waiting for. It is largely devoted to Tibet’s second stamp issue.
"Himalayan Views" by Leo Martin informs us that Frealon Bibbins finally has finished his third publications, this time dealing with the second issue of Tibet, the famous 4 and 8 Trangka issue 1914
Alan Warren reports that our President, Wolfgang Hellrigl, was elected president of the A.I.E.P. Congratulation
- Wolfgang Hellrigl gives a review of the new book by Armand Singer, titled "The Armand E. Singer Nepal, 1772-1981 and beyond" a must for every serious Nepal collector. It is available at $ 60,-- plus postage from the publisher, George Alevisos.
- As already mentioned, Frealon Bibbins has finished his third book, this time dealing with Tibet’s second series, issued about 1914. The complete book appears in that issue of Postal Himal except that the illustrations are in black and white only. Frealon has very graciously given the publication rights and any proceeds from this sale to our society. Just this issue proofs that membership in NTPSC is well worth the low membership fee. Additional copies of the book can be ordered from the Editor at the price of appr. $ 12.,-- plus postage (one per current member) and additional copies are available at $ 30.-- plus postage.
- The Nepal Philatelic Bureau informs us about the available philatelic items as per 1998.
- Dick van der Wateren writes about the Post Master Kishen Lai, apparently the first philatelist in Nepal. Please see also Postal Himal No. 87 for more information on this topic.
- Armand E. Singer gives a review of Roberto Mantovani's book about Everest, The History, of the Himalayan Giant.
- The new publication by the "Federation Internationale de Philatelie (FIP)" and the "Association Internationale des Expertes Philatelistes (AIEP)" contains an article about the forgeries of Tibet’s second issue, written by Wolfgang Hellrigl. The review was contributed by Alan Warren.
- Another short report deals once again with the second issue of Tibet and the Ernest Kehr clipping files stored at APS head quarter in State College. A letter has been found, send by Ernest Kehr to Robson Lowe with a paragraph referring to the second issue of Tibet and it's use for parcel mail.
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